X-Jetpack NX from Stratospheric Industries, Inc. Here's why we build it solid.

Stratospheric Industries aka X-Jets, grabbed the dropped reins of the water jetpack industry and in one short year became the world-wide leader in hydro flight jetpacks with our 2014 revolutionary H3X X-Jetpack, the world's first under 10K hydro jetpack. "The company that re-evolved the jetpack", has developed, from the ground up, the hydro engineering systems that give unparalleled performance, safety minded design and performance. In 2014 we introduced our equally revolutionary Jetblade, under foot hydro thrust jetboard. For 2015 we have set our sights on, and are delivering a refined, increased performance jetpack, the X-Jetpacks NX. We upgraded key sections of the jetpack system, increased the diameter of the power system for more flow and engineered and built refined connections and securing systems.  Here are some of the reasons that X-Jetpacks NX is the most advanced jetpack on the planet. We thrive on the technical detail and working in the historical context of jetpack flight. We care about what we build and build it better.

  1. Full on, Hardcore, Marine Technology

    All products built by Stratospheric are built for performance and durability.  Cast aluminum marine alloy, CNC machined, 38 micron hard anodize, high temp powdercoated finishes.  CNC jet ski adapters, reinforced, thick silicone re-directs, 316 stainless steel hardware, Dual PU coated 2000 Denier hose.  Stitched ballistic nylon coated nylon vests, padded in all contact areas with the body.  All top of the line construction, it all costs more to manufacture, but who can put a price on not missing the best day on the water?  Our competitors cut every corner, we take the good line.

     

  2. Torsion Bar Linkage, the critical link

    Torsion bars link the two arms together, balancing the forces and sharing the load in one smooth, solid, engineering nylon rod, anchored into each nozzle socket. This is the most critical aspect of smooth jetpack control for riders, without a torsion bar the arms quickly over-react and lead to uncontrolled swings and pendulum action. A true jetpack maker would never think of producing a jetpack without this key safety element. We build ours to be bombproof, we have yet to break one in the field. Torsion bars, don’t leave the ground without it.

  3. Sport Design and Engineering

    It took us years of development before we released of first jetpack in early 2013, we are fast at prototypes and meticulous when it comes to industrialization, the careful process of engineering and building tooling and CNC cutting paths, testing materials, testing configurations and listening to the feedback of the riders. The process of determining the best engineering configurations need to be carefully researched and developed. We know the sport market and refuse to speed a half finished product out the door.  This is what we do 365 days a year, we are a hydro company.  We design dozens of concepts and tested in computer software and built models for real world testing, looking for the right balance between performance and durability.   We have spent decades designing products for sports and know that our users will put our products into demanding situations that we cannot predict.  We built the world’s most technical hydro jet gear without compromise.

     

  4. SeaDoo, Yamaha, Kawasaki Adapters

    Fits to all major watercraft brands, SeaDoo, Yamaha and Kawasaki. Recommended level of horsepower, 130 (minimum with a pre-loading impeller sold separately) and up. Horsepower relates directly to the weight of the rider that can be lifted and the amount of thrust available. Preloader props are recommended to improve performance and fuel efficiency. Tandem throttle control for safety with the rider aboard the jet ski controlling the thrust of the engine, the hydro board rider controls the directions and altitude.

     

    Machined adapters for each brand of jet ski, nothing to get lost, no extra parts, solid cast aluminum.

    Three types of adapters, specific to a given jet ski, PWC or Waverunner brand.  Attached 316 stainless steel clamps

    Three types of adapters, specific to a given jet ski, PWC or Waverunner brand. Attached 316 stainless steel clamps

  5. Flexible Heavy Duty Silicone Rubber 180
    Heavy Duty, five inch bore, fiber reinforced, silicone rubber 180 degree thrust redirect.  Takes the stress off the jet ski pump housing, reduces cavitation, absorbs shocks. Detaches tool-free from the jet ski adapter and the hose.

    Heavy Duty, five inch bore, fiber reinforced, silicone rubber 180 degree thrust redirect. Takes the stress off the jet ski pump housing, reduces cavitation, absorbs shocks. Detaches tool-free from the jet ski adapter and the hose.

    Four heavy gauge Super Clamps, bolts on each side, two per clamp for strength and pressure distribution.  Heavy Duty, five inch bore, fiber reinforced, silicone rubber 180 degree thrust redirect.  Takes the stress off the jet ski pump housing, reduces cavitation, absorbs shocks. Detaches tool-free from the jet ski adapter and the hose.

    Four heavy gauge Super Clamps, bolts on each side, two per clamp for strength and pressure distribution. Heavy Duty, five inch bore, fiber reinforced, silicone rubber 180 degree thrust redirect. Takes the stress off the jet ski pump housing, reduces cavitation, absorbs shocks. Detaches tool-free from the jet ski adapter and the hose.

    Jet skis are tuned machinery, adding aftermarket modifications can respect this and employ careful engineering.  Hanging a stiff tubular aluminum lever arm off the pump mount bolts is asking for trouble. We built a flexible heavy duty silicone rubber 180 degree redirect to take the stress off your jet ski’s pump housing. The water thrust is efficiently redirected from your jet ski to the jetpack through the flexible and fault tolerant system.  Double looped webbing external reinforcements limit the expansion and provide and additional layer of abrasion protection.

  6. Face up floatation

    Flotation is  good, face up flotation is better.  We took the obvious and built it into every model of our jetpacks from the beginning.  When you are waiting to start or have just splashed down, X-Jetpacks are designed to guide you into the comfortable, face up position.  Padded vest bars in front stay centered and hold your chest up.  This is hydro flight, there are risks as in any sport, some of the obvious risks we design our equipment to help you avoid.

  7. Compatibility

    We built our new system with a 4.5″ hose for compatibility with existing Flyboard installations around the world.  Naturally the X-Jetpack NX is compatible with the X-Jets Jetblade, just swap either out at the end.  For upgrading your Flyboard installation with a state of the art hose system, we sell the power channel system complete, as a separate unit for $3700

  8. Retail Price $9495 / 7995 Euros, Complete, Assembled, One Adapter

    This is the all in jet ski conversion price.   You get an adapter for your brand of jetski, the full hose system and an assembled unit in a sturdy plywood and metal shipping crate.  It arrives securely without getting banged up in transit. One price for the full X-Jetpack NX kit.  Includes adapter for SeaDoo, Yamaha or Kawasaki. Plywood and metal shipping crate. Shipping world-wide via DHL and Federal Express.